TU 554 - Chipola River (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Calhoun County, Florida (30.3° N, 85.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.6° N, 81.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chipola Formation (Alum Bluff Group), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Chipola Fm of the Alum Bluff Gp, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: late Early Miocene, on the basis of macro fossil biostratigraphy; direct date from 87Sr/86Sr isotope dating of fossils from elsewhere in Chipola Fm [=Burdigalian age]. STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown position within formation.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, calcareous marl and unlithified, calcareous sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Not discussed in text.
• LITHOLOGY: Marls, sands, clays, for the most part unconsolidated, in places highly calcareous. LITHIIFCATION: Unlithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Vokes & Vokes; reposited in the FLMNH, USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),


Primary reference: E. H. Vokes and H. E. Vokes. 2000. Catalogue of Tulane University fossil localities. Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92505: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 17.11.2009, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in taxonomic treatments. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta10
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta10 Pulteney 1799 tellin clam
 Triphoroidea - Cerithiopsidae
Seila adamsii4 Lea 1845 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Jaspidella cofacorys2 Gardner 1937 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes2 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii2 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Oliva) blowi2 Drez 1981 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa3 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Pygmaepterys pratulum13 Vokes and D'Attilio 1980 murex snail
Hexaplex (Hexaplex) veatchi n. sp.8 Maury 1910 murex snail
Murexiella (Murexiella) shilohensis8 Heilprin 1887 murex snail
Dermomurex (Trialatella) farleyensis11 Vokes 1975 murex snail
Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani n. sp.11 Maury 1910 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) folidodes7 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) lepidotus7 Vokes 1963 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) lychnia9 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae9 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) laccopoia9 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) fusinoides9 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Haustellum gilli12 murex snail
Murex (Murex) nicholsi6 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Typhis (Rugotyphis) keenae3 Gertman 1969 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus aquoreus n. sp.5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus erugatus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus ambonos5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus sulculus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus gardnerae5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus demiurgus5 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus aneuretos5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
"Conus cracens" = Conus sauridens5 Conrad 1833 cone shell
Conus tapetus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus vegrandis5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi1, "Cypraeorbis ballista" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista1
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi1 Dall 1890 cowry
"Cypraeorbis ballista" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista1 Dall 1915 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii4 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleisotrochidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Litiopidae
Alaba chipolana4 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Bittium serenum4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium pagodum4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Symbiangia vaughani14 Weisbord 1971 stony coral